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1. Lebanese Baccalaureate

The number of candidates for the Lebanese Baccalaureate in its four sections amounted to 42,234 students, of which 39,796 (94.3%) took the exams and 30,953 passed, i.e. 72.8% of the students. There were supposed to be 11,281 candidates sitting for the exam in the second round, but the attendance rate was as low as 6,635 students (58.9%), of whom 2,057 passed. Thus, the total number of passing students amounted to 33,010 students or 78.1% of the candidates, compared to 30,351 passing students from a total of 40,270 candidates last year, i.e. 75.36%.

Like every year, the Socioeconomics branch recorded the largest number of candidates (18,556 students) while the Letters and Human Sciences branch recorded the lowest (2,512 students).

The highest pass rates were registered in the General Sciences section (83.12%) while the lowest were in the Socioeconomics program at 75.18%.

By Mohafaza, the South came in first in all 4 programs with the pass rate standing at 84.72%, followed by Nabatieh at 83.47%. The pass rate was the lowest in Beirut at 71.94%.

The following Table 1 illustrates the results by section and Mohafaza:

Official exam results by section and Mohafaza

Table 1

  Nabatieh South Mount Lebanon Beirut North Bekaa Total
Section Attendees Passing students Pass rate % Attendees Passing students Pass rate % Attendees Passing students Pass rate % Attendees Passing students Pass rate % Attendees Passing students Pass rate % Attendees Passing students Pass rate % Attendees Passing students Pass rate %
General Sciences 438 376 85.84 384 364 94.8 2572 2186 85 640 444 69.37 1459 1193 82.11 463 392 84.7 5956 4955 83.12
Life Sciences 1140 976 85.61 1876 1661 88.53 5773 4622 80 1498 1102 73.56 2687 2109 78.48 2206 1701 77.10 15180 12171 80.17
Socioeconomics 1094 862 78.79 2478 1996 80.55 7627 5892 77.25 2460 1806 73.41 3072 2250 73.24 1855 1168 62.96 18586 13974 75.18
Letters and Humanities 226 205 90.7 224 183 81.7 722 549 76.03 235 125 53.2 692 527 76.15 413 321 77.72 2512 1910 76.03
Total 2898 2419 83.47 4962 4204 84.72 16694 13249 79.36 4833 3477 71.94 7910 6079 76.91 4937 3582 72.55 42234 33010 78.16

Source: Educational Information Unit at the Educational Center for Research and Development

General Sciences

5956 candidates sat for the General Sciences examination in Lebanon this year, of which 4955 or 83.2% passed. Last year’s pass rate stood at 79.34% with 4403 students passing from a total of 5549 candidates.

Mount Lebanon registered the highest participation rate, while the South registered the lowest with only 377 attendees. However, the highest pass rate was evident in the latter and stood at 95% in the two rounds. The following Table 1 details the results of the General Sciences examinations by Mohafaza.

Exam results for the General Sciences section by Mohafaza

Table 2

Mohafaza

Candidates

Absentees

Attendees

Passing students

Pass rate %

Beirut

640

125

515

405

78.64

North

1459

32

1427

1032

72.32

South

384

7

377

349

92.57

Mount Lebanon

2572

165

2407

2063

85.71

Nabatieh

438

10

428

353

82.48

Beqa’a

463

11

452

360

79.64

Total

5956

350

5606

4562

81.38

Second round/ All Mohafazas

1394

510

884

393

44.45

Total

5956

-

-

4955

83.19

Source: Educational Information Unit at the Educational Center for Research and Development

Life Sciences

The number of candidates sitting for the Letters and Humanities examination this year stood at 15,180 of whom 12,171 or 80.17% passed. Last year’s pass rate stood at 75.9% with 10,537 students passing from a total of 13,884 candidates. Mount Lebanon registered the highest participation rate, while the South registered the lowest. However, the pass rate was the highest in the latter at 88.53% and the lowest was registered in Beirut at 73.56%. The following Table 3 details the results of the Life Sciences examinations by Mohafaza.

Exam results for the General Sciences section by Mohafaza

Table 3

Mohafaza

Candidates

Absentees

Attendees

Passing students

Pass rate %

Beirut

1498

224

1274

1038

81.48

North

2687

97

2589

1998

77.17

South

1876

35

1841

1634

88.76

Mount Lebanon

5773

323

5448

4429

81.30

Nabatieh

1140

28

1112

949

85.34

Beqa’a

2206

88

2118

1589

75.02

Total

15180

795

14382

11637

80.91

Second round/ All Mohafazas

3543

1420

2123

534

25.15

Total

15180

-

-

12,171

80.17

Source: Educational Information Unit at the Educational Center for Research and Development

Socioeconomics

This section included the largest batch of students with 18,586 eligible candidates of whom 13,974 or 75.18% passed the examination against 18,276 last year, i.e. down by 310. Last year’s past rate stood at 74.7%.

By Mohafaza, the South recorded the highest pass rate at 80.55% while Beqa’a recorded the lowest at 62.96%. The following Table 4 illustrates the results of the Socioeconomics examinations by Mohafaza.

Exam results for the Socioeconomics section by Mohafaza

Table 4

Mohafaza

Candidates

Absentees

Attendees

Passing students

Pass rate %

Beirut

2460

295

2165

1671

77.18

North

3072

101

2971

2034

68.46

South

2478

88

2390

1888

79

Mount Lebanon

7627

449

7178

5463

76.11

Nabatieh

1094

49

1045

847

81.05

Beqa’a

1855

95

1760

1049

59.60

Total

18586

1077

17509

12952

73.97

Second round/All Mohafazas

5634

2331

3303

1022

30.94

Total

18586

-

-

13,974

75.18

Source: Educational Information Unit at the Educational Center for Research and Development

Letters and Humanities

The lowest student turn out is often seen in this section. This year, 1910 students out of 2512 passed the Letters and Humanities examinations bringing the pass rate up to 76.3% against 68.4% last year when 1751 students passed from a total of 2561 candidates.

By Mohafaza, Nabatieh featured the highest pass rate at 90.7% while Beirut recorded the lowest at 53.2%. The following Table 5 illustrates the results of the Letters and Humanities examinations by Mohafaza.

Exam results for the Socioeconomics section by Mohafaza

Table 5

Mohafaza

Candidates

Absentees

Attendees

Passing students

Pass rate %

Beirut

235

73

162

108

66.67

North

692

32

660

180

72.73

South

224

17

207

179

86.47

Mount Lebanon

722

66

656

524

79.88

Nabatieh

226

7

219

205

93.61

Beqa’a

413

18

395

306

77.47

Total

2512

213

2299

1802

78.38

Second round/

All Mohafazas

710

385

325

108

33.2

Total

2512

   

1,910

76.03

Source: Educational Information Unit at the Educational Center for Research and Development

2. Brevet Exams

Of all 63 400 candidates who sat for the official Brevet exams, 44 692 passed- 43 432 in the first round and 1 260 in the second. The success rate stood at 70.5% compared to 66.8% in 2012 when 40 095 students out of 60 020 candidates passed the exams.

By Mohafaza, the highest success rate was recorded in Beirut at 75.64% followed by Nabatieh at 75.18%, while the lowest was in Beqa’a at 68.2%. The results of the Brevet exams by Mohafaza are highlighted in the following Table 6.

Results of the Brevet exams by Mohafaza

Table 6

Mohafaza

# of candidates

# of attendees

# of passing students

Success rate %

Beirut

5396

5165

3907

75.64

North

13338

12954

8956

69.14

South

-

7731

5661

73.22

Mount Lebanon

23011

21068

15742

74.72

Nabatieh

4858

4679

3518

75.18

Beqa’a

-

8281

5648

68.2

Total

63.400

59878

43.432

72.53

2nd round/All Mohafazas

14.642

11291

1260

11.1

Total

6.3400

-

44.692

70.5

Source: Al-Liwaa Newspaper



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